Black Friday turned exceptionally bright for the Blackhawks in a flash. The Hawks appeared destined for their fourth consecutive defeat before their offense came alive in the third period as they rallied for a 6-5 victory over the Ducks at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Patrick Sharp scored three times for his second career hat trick and Jonathan Toews had a career-high five points with two goals and three assists to help the Hawks snap their three-game skid. The victory came on the heels of a solid effort Wednesday night in their 1-0 loss to the Sharks. Friday's victory also helped erase the memory of last weekend when the Hawks fell in consecutive games to the Flames and Oilers by a combined 10 goals. "Everyone realized that we needed to be better," said Toews, who started a four-goal, third-period onslaught with a score 1 minute, 4 seconds in that helped the Hawks overcome an early 2-0 deficit. "Every individual wanted to pick up their game. It's nice to dig our way out of the hole and find a way to win." The victory pushed the Hawks' record on their six-game trip to 2-3-0 and gave them a chance to break even on the journey Saturday night when they face the Kings before heading home.
Sharp, Toews lead Hawks past Ducks 6-5
Chicago Tribune | Nov 26